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Inside No 9: And The Winner Is… Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Phoebe Sparrow, Kenneth Cranham, Noel Clarke, Zoe Wannamaker, Fenella Woolgar.

There is always the excitement of the award season, the chance to hedge your knowledge of the subject at hand and become, for a moment, respectful of the judge’s decision, or to swallow hard, slap the top of your forehead and wonder where on Earth the reasoning and intelligence went when the victor is announced. And the winner is… sometimes the person you least expect it to be and the thought of back-handers, future projects and who was fancying who, who owed who, who wanted who, and the winner is, sometimes already decided..

Star Trek Into Darkness, Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *

Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karl Urban, John Cho, Zoe Saldana, Alice Eve, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, Bruce Greenwood, Noel Clarke, Peter Weller.

There used to be a theory that every other Star Trek film was a little bit duff, that it just didn’t stand up to the one before it or that one that followed in its wake. For every excellent Wrath of Khan, Voyage Home and The Undiscovered Country, there is the slightly tired and sometimes reek of desperation The Search For Spock, The Final Frontier and Insurrection. Then came along J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman and their combined vision with what could be done with a much loved franchise, re-wrote history and then made two jaw dropping films on the trot. First with 2009’s reboot Star Trek and now with the daddy of them so far Star Trek Into Darkness.